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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We stayed in a dorm room for three nights. The stay was fine, we didn't really use many of the facilities on offer; but similarly didn't have any expectations that weren't met. So, no complaints at all, but not blown away by anything extra or special = 4 stars

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ptl-nz, General Manager at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to write a review, you are correct, the dorms are exactly that basic, but this reflects in the price, hope you enjoyed your time in paihia

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2014

My husband and I both in our 50's and our 18 year old son had great experiences. We had a private room while he stayed in a dorm room. All were clean and tidy - the kitchen has great facilities and the common areas are comfortable and welcoming. The owner is a really nice guy and it was so fun...

Thank Sue B
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

thankyou for the kind review , and am pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for five nights. The lodge is very clean and ideally located in the town of paihia close to the harbour, shops, bars and restaurants. Bryan the owner is really welcoming and friendly. We had a lovely, relaxing stay and enjoyed every minute of it. We did find the wifi to be expensive at $5 per 50mb but not...

Thank lauraforde
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

I apoligise for the delay in thanking you for taking time to write a review, Maybe we will see you back here one day.a

Oxford, England
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Friendly owner, immaculate facilities and free bike really great. Mattresses and bunks aid sleep - silent and super comfy. An example of how to run a hostel well as balconies kept clear of clothing, and an owner who genuinely wants travellers to enjoy the experience. Thanks Karen

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ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Karen, thanks for the review, hope you enjoy the rest of your trip, and next time you come stay for a bit longer, regards bryan

Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Perfect located in the middlee of the city, near a cool bar, the owner is an amazing friendly kiwi, lodge (bedroom,kitchen,bathroom) looks new and is very clean all the times. Its so valuable for your money!

Thank Marcel S
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

thankyou for taking time to write a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here, come back again ....... regards bryan

Reviewed 28 August 2014

Wonderfull stay and good location. The units are very tidy and spacious. The extras and special offers that you can get by staying at the Peppertree are great. Bryan is very friendly and has excellent knowledge about the area.

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ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking time to write a review, and thankyou for both the rating and the review itself, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here, come back again, this time in summer........ regards bryan

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stay here for the backpacker amenities. Seems like they've thought of everything to make this place a self sufficient hostel. Complete with BBQ, common room with available DVDs, books, kitchen, laundry, bikes, etc. Had a 3 bed room with ensuite. Relatively clean, but very very old linens, beds, furniture, and sheets. Could use some bug traps and/or screens. Quite reflective...

Thank RobS2011
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Rob, spent the last few days trying to find out when you stayed, but had no luck. I am surprised in regard to two comments, the first is cleaning, we spend an enormous amount of time ensureing the place is spic and span, so was really quite disappointed in regard to this, means we will need to put extra effort...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Well only the 3rd hostel ever stayed in my entire life and it was a pleasure to stay there arrived late on a Saturday night meet by a charming sweep you off your feet salesman who sold us a combo deal, to do 2 trips of Paihia and right upto the top of the tip of NZ was the best...

Thank na1199dia
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

we are glad you enjoyed your stay and saw a fair bit of northland in a short time, you are always welcome to come back.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Booked originally at Base down the street and moved to Peppertree after a few nights. I ended up staying almost 2 weeks! The owner Bryan is super nice, offered me makeshift accommodation even though the hostel was full on Easter weekend and I was stuck in a bind. Really clean hostel, even witnessed Bryan and his family doing much of...

Thank Kelly V
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Kelly, glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking time to write a review, take care, maybe see you back in summer... bryan

Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at Pepper Tree a few times, in the dorms and in a private room, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Paihia. Very clean and well maintained, good communal space including a big outdoor eating area with BBQs. The owners are fantastic, Bryan is hilarious and has great local knowledge. Can't fault it, already looking forward to going...

Thank EmHewi
ptl-nz, Owner at Peppertree Lodge, responded to this review

Em, you need to come back to sunny paihia

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a purpose built backpackers, with 8 bed dorms using shared facilities, 4 bed dorms with own bathroom , doubles/twins that can sleep up to 4 people using shared facilities, doubles / twins that can sleep up to 4 people with own bathroom. We have a full well equipped kitchen , 50' tv with approx. 300 dvds, bbq area to allow you to grill our food, we have a tour desk for local tours, free access to 3 tennis courts, kayaks and bikes. ... more   less 

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Address: 15 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €20 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Peppertree Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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